Designing the Butterfly-Friendly City

With the population of the distinctive species in decline, cities around the U.S. are trying to add monarch-friendly spaces. Allison C. Meier One of the exhibits on view at the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, which just opened at the Smithsonian’s design museum in New York, is a...
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Book Review: Color for Architects by Juan Serra Lluch

Color for Architects Juan Serra Lluch Princeton Architectural Press, May 2019 Paperback | 7 x 9-1/2 inches | 192 pages | English | ISBN: 978-1616897949 | $34.95 Publisher Description: As far back as the earliest Greek temples, color has been an integral part of architecture but...
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Report: U.S. addiction to building new roads eating up money needed for maintenance

Constructing new U.S. roads and highways, at the expense of basic repairs, is wasting taxpayers dollars. By Patrick Sisson How can more spending mean worse results? Thanks to American transportation policy, it’s a reality painfully understood by millions of drivers, who commute...
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Architecture Billings Index dips for the first time in two years

Following 25 months of high demand, the Architecture Billings Index, the AIA’s tool for measuring design service demanda, has contracted. By Jonathan Hilburg The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI), the institute’s indicator of nonresidential construction activity, has...
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MIT's Self-Assembly Lab is experimenting with growing islands and coastlines in the Maldives

MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab proposes new way of growing islands and coastlines

Researchers at MIT and in the Maldives have come up with a solution to help coastal communities threatened by climate change: submersible objects carefully placed to promote the growth of beaches and islands. Rima Sabina Aouf Researchers at MIT and in the Maldives have come up...
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